In­di­anapo­lis will play at Kansas City in divi­sional game

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“Just a lack of ex­e­cu­tion on our part,” Wat­son said. “We didn’t make plays. I didn’t make plays. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion was a lit­tle off. You just got to give the Colts the credit.”

The Colts, who opened the sea­son 1-5, con­tin­ued an im­pres­sive run by win­ning their fifth straight and for the 10th time in 11 games. Satur­day was their first play­off ap­pear­ance since the AFC cham­pi­onship game loss at New Eng­land in the “De­flate­gate” game in the 2014 sea­son.

It was an­other good game in a splen­did sea­son for Luck. He threw for 4,593 yards and 39 touch­downs in the reg­u­lar sea­son af­ter miss­ing all of 2017 with a shoul­der injury.

The Tex­ans didn’t score un­til rookie Keke Coutee grabbed a 6-yard touch­down pass to cap a 16-play, 89-yard drive that in­cluded a fourth­down con­ver­sion that cut it to 21-7 with about 11 min­utes left.

They led the NFL with nine come­back wins this sea­son, but their at­tempt at a rally ended on their next pos­ses­sion when Wat­son’s pass on fourth-and-10 from the In­di­anapo­lis 24 fell short with about four min­utes left.

Luck threw for 863 yards with six touch­downs as the teams split two meet­ings in the reg­u­lar sea­son. He picked up right where he left off in this one, when he found Eric Ebron on a 6-yard TD pass on their first drive. That play was set up by a 38-yard catch by T.Y. Hil­ton, who had 63 yards re­ceiv­ing on that drive.

“We didn’t have a lot of guys that made the play­offs so the guys that made the play­offs wanted to go out there and set the tone early, try to get the crowd out of the game,” Hil­ton what we did.”

Hil­ton didn’t have any catches on the next drive, but the Colts still drove down the field eas­ily and made it 14-0 on a 2-yard run by Mack later in the first.

Hous­ton went for it on fourth-and-4 from the In­di­anapo­lis 45 on its se­cond pos­ses­sion and Wat­son was in­ter­cepted by Kenny Moore II. It was his first in­ter­cep­tion since he threw two against the Red­skins on Nov. 18.

The Colts got to the 17 af­ter that be­fore J.J. Watt de­flected Luck’s pass. said. “That’s

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